Virtual Reality Expedition
This term students from Year 3 to Year 6 participated in a Virtual Reality (VR) Expedition. VR is a form of technology that allows pupils to become fully immersed in their surroundings. It is a great way to engage students into a topic, consolidate what they have learnt or challenge their understanding. Year 3 visited their Stone Age ancestors by visiting a digital reconstruction of a Stone Age settlement; learnt about how they survived by working together, hunting together and building small villages. Year 4’s were intrigued to see one of Rome’s greatest architectural feats, the Colosseum. They learnt about why the Colosseum was built, what it was used for and why it attracts over 4 million visitors every year! Year 5 blasted off into space during a topic on the Solar System while Year 6 jumped into the human body for the afternoon to experience how the circulatory system works and what cells look like under a microscope. Zahra from Year 5 expressed, “It is really exciting to look through the glasses and go into a new world. I learnt so many facts about how far other planets are and how big they are.” Aster in Year 4 explained, “It was exciting and fun and I’d recommend it to everyone!” If you have access to a phone and a VR headset at home, you can download Google Expeditions for free and explore a multitude of worlds!